Thursday, April 14, 2022

“A military tradition has no place on the battlefield if the tradition reduces effectiveness. All sub-optimal traditions need to be disposed of, co-opted for another purpose, or relegated to garrison.”
– Maj. Jeffrey Amell & Lt. Col Gregg Curley –

HEY THERE! Seeing something like my overly friendly greeting to you likely made you ask “Why am I being yelled at?” Yet in the military, certain all CAPS orders are a matter of tradition. For a fascinating take on how outdated practices become traditions, the psychology behind the reading of sentence-case and the need to constantly examine whether a practice is still needed, Click here for the article A MINISCULE CHANGE. Then consider which organizational traditions of yours might be best “relegated to garrison.”

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be strong. Lead well.